Admissions

Deadlines for Fall Admission

  • Domestic students apply by July 15.
  • International students apply by April 1.

Requirements

Students are evaluated based on all materials submitted and will be considered in the context of all of their accomplishments.

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above
  • GRE is not required with sufficient mathematical background
  • Personal Statement
    • Please ensure your statement is unique to the University at Buffalo and the name of the MPH concentration area to which you are applying
    • The statement should be a narrative that describes your:
      • Education and experience
      • Interest in public health
      • Interest in the specific MPH concentration area
      • Interest in the University at Buffalo
      • Career goals
  • Contact information for three references
    • Some programs require contact information for two references. Please refer to your specific application for the number needed.
    • Professional references are welcomed if applicant has public health-related work experience. For applicants without public health work experience, academic references are preferred.
  • The following are highly recommended:
    • One general biology course
    • One health related science course (e.g., nutrition, anatomy, microbiology or physiology)
    • Two courses in behavioral sciences, including a course in sociology or social psychology, and a course in subjects such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science or economics
    • Statistics or other quantitative coursework
  • Additional requirements for international applicants
    • English proficiency as demonstrated by one of the following (use School 2925; School of Public Health and Health Professions to submit scores):
      • Minimum PTE Academic score of 55; The Cambridge English Advanced (CEA) and the Cambridge English Proficiency (CEP) tests. Minimum University requirement for both of these new tests is 185 overall on the new scoring scale
      • Minimum TOEFL scores of 550 for the rPDT paper-based test (our department prefers closer to 600) or 79 for the Internet-based test (our department prefers closer to 100); IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5;  or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) scores
      • Duolingo English Test (DET) with a minimum of 120
      • If you have completed a degree program in the United States and have a TOEFL score (or similar) that meets the minimum University at Buffalo requirements as cited above, you may submit a copy of that TOEFL score for a waiver of the TOEFL exam for this degree program
    • Supplemental materials

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Current or Former UB Students

If you are a current or former UB public health, psychology and exercise science major with a GPA of 3.25 or higher, or a public health certificate completer with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in each certificate course, apply through the UB-student application.

  • If you don't meet these requirements, apply through the New Students section below.

New UB Students

Public Health (Biostatistics) MPH

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Program Description

The biostatistics concentration under the Public Health MPH program prepares students to use statistical techniques in scientific studies to identify the causes of diseases and injuries, evaluate public health programs, and design mathematical models that describe the progression of diseases in populations. Students gain foundational public health knowledge and skills to address current and emerging public health issues across the globe from expert faculty at New York’s premier, research-intensive university dedicated to academic excellence and making a positive impact on the world.

Program Contact

Noreen McGuire
Email: phhp.biostat@sphhpmail.buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-829-6142

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 47 Hours

Time-to-Degree

  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Special Requirements

  • Students must pay the SOPHAS fee in addition to the $50 UB application fee.
  • Effective immediately, the Biostatistics MPH program will not be requiring the submission of GRE scores as part of the admissions process. However, prospective students are encouraged to consider submitting their GRE scores if they think it will strengthen their application. 

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

Questions? Contact Us

Contact Noreen McGuire, academic program coordinator, at phhp.biostat@buffalo.edu or (716) 829-6142.

The University at Buffalo is committed to ensuring equal access to its programs and activities. The entire notice of non-discrimination can be viewed here: www.buffalo.edu/equity.html

SOPHAS is a service of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health which represents CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health.